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Steelers' Alejandro Villanueva Stars In New Ad Campaign For USAA

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Military financial services company USAA is rolling out a new ad campaign featuring Steelers OT Alejandro Villanueva .   The ad also stars Villanueva's wife and young son, depicting his transition as an Army Ranger to an NFLer. USAA will premiere the ad on TV during Sunday's slate of NFL games...

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Alltel Stadium To Get Renovated

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Morning Buzz, July 24, 2002

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Media Notes

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Litnet Develops Lighted Goals

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“I can wear it during the practice rounds. How''s that? Reebok might be a little upset if I wear it during the actual matches.” — Andy Roddick, after CBS'' Craig Kilborn asked him to we

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